Health and Disease, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Confronting Global Warming Series
  • Diane Henningfeld
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  • ISBN-10: 0737755172
  • ISBN-13: 9780737755176
  • DDC: 363.738
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Explores the effects of global warming on human health, examining the impacts of extreme cold snaps; issues arising from aridity; the health dangers posed by hurricanes and floods; diminished air capacity from smog, pollution, the ozone, and aero-allergens; global warming and infectious disease; food security and food safety.

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Confronting Global Warming Series

Explores in detail the range of current and impending challenges the planet faces as a result of global warming. Examines these issues from a variety of expert perspectives, highlights key future challenges, and addresses the pros and cons of potential solutions.

Features and Benefits

  • At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues.
  • Includes sidebars highlighting related content, including statistical information, firsthand accounts, case studies and primary source documents.
  • Charts, maps and graphs.
  • Full-color photographs, glossary of key terms, organizations to contact for more information, an annotated bibliography of age-appropriate books, periodicals and Web sites, and a comprehensive index.


"There is a succinct concluding chapter that summarizes the text as a whole, a glossary, a list of print and digital materials for further research, and an index. Each chapter features endnote citations linking to original source material, which is important given the sometimes politically contentious nature of the series. Recommended for school libraries."--Reference Unbound, January, 2011

— Wendy Stephens